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■(SDB) 'Dove Lake'

2020, Voorwinde

'Dove Lake' (Simon Voorwinde, R. 2020). Seedling B-01-01, SDB, 12" (30 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards pink, purple midrib; style arms pink, veining in crest; falls purple blending to a more saturated purple towards the centre around the beard, clear white blaze at the tip of the beard; beards yellow in the throat, violet in the middle and on the ends; slight fragrance. 'Joking' x 'Yoda'.Forth Valley Iris.

Sown 2013. AIS number 20-0118

See below:
B-01-01 (24small).jpgB-01-01 (27).jpgDove Lake SDB front 26 Oct.pngDove Lake SDB top shade 3 Oct.jpgdovelake5.JPG


Hybridizer's Comment - One of my favourite landscape photographers is Ken Duncan. He makes wide format (Panoramic) images of landscapes, both natural and urban, all around the world. In Tasmania he made a beautiful image of Cradle Mountain's Dove Lake in the early morning with skies in hues of pink and the lake a dark brooding purple. You can see it here. This image was the inspiration for naming this seedling 'Dove Lake'.This colour combination is not new. It has been done before. In cases like this, when the colour has been done before, what we are looking for is improvements. It's not so much an improvement in flower form, but 'Dove Lake' has out-bloomed and out-grown everything else we have with this colour pattern. It will make branched stems of up to four buds that open sequentially over long period of time. It has the 'wow' factor and presence in the garden. You can see this clearly in the second image.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
B-01-01 (24small).jpgjpg B-01-01 (24small).jpg manage 621 K 28 Nov 2020 - 06:29 TasV  
B-01-01 (27).jpgjpg B-01-01 (27).jpg manage 427 K 28 Nov 2020 - 06:23 TasV Dove Lake (2020)
Dove Lake SDB front 26 Oct.pngpng Dove Lake SDB front 26 Oct.png manage 963 K 28 Oct 2021 - 11:12 RachelMarks SDB Dove Lake 2021 season Victoria Australia
Dove Lake SDB top shade 3 Oct.jpgjpg Dove Lake SDB top shade 3 Oct.jpg manage 358 K 14 Oct 2022 - 07:51 RachelMarks photo by Rachel Marks, Gippsland Australia, 2022
dovelake5.JPGJPG dovelake5.JPG manage 194 K 11 Oct 2023 - 20:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tim Taylor- Riversdale Irises-Australia
Topic revision: r8 - 11 Oct 2023, TLaurin
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